How to Build a Conference Agenda That’ll Keep Attendees Engaged

The concept of a conference is pretty straightforward: your attendees will attend various sessions on various topics, and typically come together at certain points of the day for keynote speakers and other large-group sessions.

The most successful conferences, however, infuse more excitement into the agenda — without running attendees ragged. Here are five tips for how to strike that balance:

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10 Icebreaker Ideas to Kick Off Your Event

In many cases, you want your event attendees to actually connect and interact with each other. Whether it’s for professional networking purposes or to simply have a great time, icebreakers are a great way to make introductions a little less awkward. (Not to mention, break up the monotony of conferences and similar events.)

Looking for a few icebreaker ideas? Here are 10!

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4 Simple Hacks to Presenting with Better Audience Engagement

The end goal of presentations? Two words: engaged audience. When we are asked to present, of course, comes the initial fear of well….presenting. What typically comes after that is the fear of keeping your attendees actually engaged

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3 Tactics to Try at Your Next College Event

College students. There’s hundreds of them on campus, working on homework, drinking coffee like it’s water, and hanging out with their friends. You see them all the time, but how do you actually attract them to YOUR events?

When planning an event for university students, there are a few important components to keep in mind. It can be a little confusing to figure out what makes college students tick and how to appeal to them. Luckily, we have some tips today just for YOU to help with this dilemma (and they’re from a recent college grad too!). 

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7 Often Overlooked Event Planning Details

When it comes down to it, event planning is a details game. That’s because there are SO many to keep track of. Between your multiple audiences (vendors, volunteers, attendees, sponsors, staff) and their various needs and wants...it’s enough to make even the most veteran event planner’s head spin!

But whether you ARE a veteran or a total amateur, juggling all of that makes it easy to forget something. So, what details in particular tend to trip event planners up the most? Here are seven to keep in mind:

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5 Ways to Make the Most out of a Small Event Space

The size of your event venue can really make or break the entire attendee experience. Those dimensions define exactly what you can use the space for - not to mention, how many people can actually fit in it!

Now with a space that’s too large, you can usually add extra furniture to fill it up or use some kind of divider to “get rid of” square footage. But small spaces? Those get tricky. You want to make sure that your attendees will be comfortable and able to engage.

Luckily, there are ways to make do with a small space, depending on the type of event. Here are some suggestions:

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A Refreshing Touch for Your Next Event: Free Item Checking

Part of creating an amazing event experience are all the little touches you add that go beyond what’s expected. Something that may seem small, but could actually be huge to an attendee, is giving them a secure place to store their personal items.

Think about it: Your attendees would much rather be focused on the content of the event than worried about having to carry things around. And on the flip side, YOU want more engaged attendees!

There are a couple of types of item checks that are pretty standard:

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